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What is the holdup? Now over 500 more refugees have been recorded entering US today

Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 26, 2017

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I told readers this morning that 521 refugees were recorded today by the Refugee Processing Center and now as I check the numbers again at 6:30 p.m. I see it has risen to 1,073. They added 552 more refugees since this morning! [Correction, I am told this 1,073 would be for roughly a 36 hour period.]

***Update*** See my explanation of how I screwed up with my numbers last night and my methodology going forward, here.

Also watching the numbers all day, as the administration dithered and delayed again the highly anticipated executive order on refugees, was reporter Michael Leahy at Breitbart!

Leahy posted this headline story a few minutes ago:

Bureaucrats Gone Wild, Bring In 526 More Refugees on Thursday

And, so from 5 p.m. until I checked at 6:30 p.m. another 26 were recorded!  This is insane!

What is holding up the Trump announcement?

Let me guess! could it be the globalists in Congress—Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell pressuring the White House?

Here is Leahy:

Bureaucrats at the State Department brought in an additional 526 refugees in the seventeen hours between midnight and 5 p.m. eastern on Thursday.

The continued inflow is a bureaucratic challenge against President Trump’s campaign promise to temporarily ban refugees from Syria and other countries hostile to the United States.

Press reports on Tuesday said Trump was expected to sign an executive order announcing a four-month temporary ban on refugees from all countries, starting some time this week.

An additional executive order, reports indicated, is expected to block visas from seven Middle Eastern countries: Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Yemen, Libya, Iran, and Iraq.

Trump has signed a number of other executive orders in an action-packed “shock and awe” first week on the job, but the expected temporary ban on refugees has not been among them.

[….]

Since Tuesday, when reports of the impending refugee ban were first published, bureaucrats at the State Department have brought in a total of 1,613 refugees to the United States: 575 on Tuesday, 512 on Wednesday, and 526 up to 5 p.m. eastern on Thursday.

Of the 526 refugees who arrived in the United States in the seventeen hours between midnight and 5 pm Thursday, 47 percent, or 250 out of 526, arrived from the seven Middle Eastern countries in which President Trump is expected to block visas. The countries were Syria (79), Sudan (11), Somalia (85), Yemen (0), Libya (0), Iran (46), and Iraq (29).

How many more around the globe are holding plane tickets for tomorrow? And, the day after as Trump’s team delays.

Here comes General Kelly

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General Kelly, the Director of Homeland Security was in position to make this move on the DHS portion of the Refugee Admissions Program, while the State Dept. is still in the hands of the Obama bureaucrats.

One bit of good news (and confirmation that a slowdown has begun) reported by Reuters this evening is that refugee interviews abroad have been halted. Thanks to reader ‘heymister24’ for the tip!

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has temporarily halted trips by staff to interview refugees abroad as it prepares for a likely shakeup of refugee policy by President Donald Trump, two sources with knowledge of the decision said on Thursday.

The decision effectively amounts to a pause in future refugee admissions, given that the interviews are a crucial step in an often years-long process.

The DHS leadership’s decision to halt the interview trips was communicated to those involved in the U.S. refugee admission process on Wednesday, one of the sources said.

It means that though Trump has not yet ordered a temporary halt to the refugee program, future admissions are likely to be delayed.

More here.

That is good news, but again how many refugees around the world are holding plane tickets?

See all posts in our Trump Watch! category, here.

24 Responses to “What is the holdup? Now over 500 more refugees have been recorded entering US today”

  1. futuret said

    http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/2017/01/27/40-men-control-the-planet-its-trump-and-you-vs-everyone-else/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=40-men-control-the-planet-its-trump-and-you-vs-everyone-else

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  2. Theodore said

    Just to get a little ahead of the news cycle… The supreme court nomination…

    The supreme court candidate AND HIS POSITION ON ‘birthright citizenship’ in general, and on ‘birthright citizenship’ for those with means using maternity tourism, B-2 visas.

    The following article drops some nuggets… then, I follow with short my take…

    Reference:

    “Chinese birth tourism business unaffected by Trump’s campaign rhetoric”
    Published: 2016/11/29
    http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1020909.shtml

    * First: Trump to Foxnews in Aug 2015, re: speaking about ‘birthright citizenship’ in general (after Jeb! said ‘[anchor babies are] more related to Asian [Chinese] people [practicing medical tourism]’):

    Trump: “I don’t think they [children born on US soil to non-US-citizens] have American citizenship and if you speak to some very, very good lawyers – and I know some will disagree, but many of them agree with me – and you’re going to find they do not have American citizenship.”

    (
    Backgrouder:
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/08/23/media-ignores-constitutional-experts-debunking-birthright-citizenship/
    https://www.numbersusa.com/content/learn/illegal-immigration/arguments-against-birthright-citizenship.html
    )

    The article then drops the following…

    * There is no official record of the number of Chinese who go to the US each year to deliver their babies. Media reports said that 600 Chinese citizens went to the US to deliver babies in 2007. The figure rose to 30,000 in 2014 and around 50,000 in 2015. [My comment: 50,000 in 2015, that is pretty Yuge.]

    * About one of every 12 newborn babies in the US each year is an anchor baby, a US-born child of an undocumented immigrant, Forbes reported in October, citing research of US nonpartisan Pew Research Center. About 295,000 children were born to illegal aliens in 2013, according to the research. [My comment: does the 295k include the 50k above or not?]

    ~

    My take, broad strokes…

    * On the one hand, you have the poor, illiterate Muslims from third-world countries, who, for the most part, find themselves unable/unwilling to adapt to western civilization, rule of law — especially if a “no incentive to” is given to them by giving them welfare money.

    * On the other hand, you have Chinese Nationals of means coming here and having babies. Stop right there. How many of those are Chinese communist party operatives in for the long haul? Having their children become deep-cover spies as these children reach adulthood? Why not? And, how many?

    * Eliminating ‘birthright citizenship’ is a National security issue on two fronts.

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  3. Theodore said

    Reference: “Trump says he will order ‘safe zones’ for Syria”
    Wed Jan 25, 2017 | 11:26pm EST
    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-syria-safezones-idUSKBN1592O8?il=0

    Well, maybe the EO/EOs will be signed by Fri 1/28 — and, maybe a bunch of stuff will be covered, namely:

    * “The Secretary of State, in conjunction with the Secretary of Defense, is directed within 90 days of the date of this order to produce a plan to provide safe areas in Syria and in the surrounding region in which Syrian nationals displaced from their homeland can await firm settlement, such as repatriation or potential third-country resettlement…”

    * includes a temporary (30-day) ban on most refugees to the United States from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

    * includes a temporary (30-day) suspension of visas for citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

    * Countries that do not provide adequate information about their nationals [those countries are not listed in the article] will be required to do so within 60 days or risk [their nationals] being blocked from entering the United States. That would exclude diplomatic visas, NATO visas and visas for travel to the United Nations.

    * suspend the overall U.S. refugee program for 120 days so the government can study the process and determine if additional checks are necessary, but that could be waived on a case-by-case basis.

    * completely stop refugee processing of Syrians until “I have determined that sufficient changes have been made” to the refugee program to ensure “its alignment with national interest…”

    ~

    Also, no way of knowing what effect the following will have on Refugee processing at State…

    Drain the Swamp: Trump Triggers Mass Resignations at State Dept.
    Former Clinton insiders leave State
    Kit Daniels | Infowars.com – January 26, 2017
    http://www.infowars.com/drain-the-swamp-trump-triggers-mass-resignations-at-state-dept/

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  4. michellefromsandiego said

    https://twitter.com/AmbassadorRice/status/824546147632967680 retweeted by https://twitter.com/SamanthaJPower
    https://twitter.com/juliaioffe/status/824375131166359555 Friend who works on refugees for USG texts, “It’s over. All trips [to interview refugees] canceled. The rest of the briefings canceled.” 1:55 PM – 25 Jan 2017

    I supposed that <a href="http://forward.com/fast-forward/357126/julia-ioffe-fired-over-obscene-ivanka-trump-tweet/"Ms Loffe is the source.

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  5. Ann, the guy above sounds like a Liberal. Trump sent 92 Africans back to Africa today and the liberals and Muzzies are screaming bloody murder. And it’s only been a week. I think it’s been a fun week, watching the Snowflakes ande Libbies and the Muzzies going nuts. Give him time, it’s not like flipping off a light switch. Trump has to go through channels and the damn Democrats are throwing roadblocks to stall him. It ain’t going to work.

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  6. michellefromsandiego said

    https://twitter.com/StatePRM?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

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  7. michellefromsandiego said

    https://www.uscis.gov/refugeescreening#USCIS has barely been updated.
    One link goes to the archive for https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/blog/2015/11/24/watch-heres-what-refugee-screening-process-looks Watch: Here’s What the Refugee Screening Process Looks Like
    I don’t know if you’ve posted this before:
    https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/USCIS/Humanitarian/Refugees%20%26%20Asylum/USAP_FlowChart_V9.pdf

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  8. I’d hate to think that the the whining, pleading “refugee resettlement industry” is the cause for this delay. Anything’s possible, of course. That said, I heard or read somewhere today that the relevant executive orders initially planned for this Friday would be signed this Saturday. Amidst a flurry of executive actions, maybe he and his staff are working on the right language before issuing the orders. Who knows. I’d be VERY SURPRISED if he doesn’t follow through within a matter of days. Have to remain confident. Tired of being disappointed and angry.

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  9. michellefromsandiego said

    https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/leadership (Last Reviewed/Updated: 01/20/2017)
    Is it the case that DHS sends personnel to interview potential refugees at http://www.unhcr.org/jordan.html ?
    The UNHCR office webpage notes that it is closed on Fridays.

    Is Jordan’s ambassador not yet a Trump appointee? This diplomatic speech is from the Fall https://jo.usembassy.gov/ambassador-alice-g-wells-prepared-remarks-september-18-2016-discussion-refugee-issues/

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  10. I have a question you might be able to answer. I have read that someone granted Asylum has the immediate legal right to live and work in the United States. 

    So, if this is correct, is the Trump administration precluded by law from stopping any refugees that have already been granted Asylum but have not arrived yet?

    I saw the info that refugee interviews have been halted, so no further grants for Asylum will happen, but there may very well be nothing Trump can do to stop the ones already approved and running thru the process of getting here.

    We might just have to grin and bear it until the flow, that halting further interviews ends, trickles to a stop…

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  11. Trump knows about the 2000K plus dirtbags that have flooded in, he is not stupid. There must have been a deal with ryanbag, and these are included in the 50K that Trump is bringing in. That is 50K too much!! Unbelievable and sickening!

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  12. rkoethe55 said

    Ann – how much of this is “in the pipeline” stuff? How quickly can it be “cut off”? Respectfully, Rick

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    • Ann Corcoran said

      Rick, We don’t know how many are in the pipeline. I suspect the minute Hillary, lost the bureaucrats began cramming the pipeline, moving people quickly through interviews and getting them their plane tickets. Unless someone in the Trump team tells us where exactly they will stop the arriving refugees we can only speculate and watch each day.

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  13. 1960 dirtbags in a few days!!!
    http://www.wnd.com/2017/01/1960-refugees-enter-u-s-on-trumps-watch/

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  14. This is unbelievable!! Ryanbag must have gotten to Trump, this makes no sense and is dangerous!! The commies and rino’s are packing the dirtbags in until someone can stop them!

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  15. Has Trump ever let us down? Has he ever caved in and given up? On the contrary, he always delivers and does exactly what he says he is going to do. His speech in Philadelphia today had many references to having to deliver.

    My hunch is that the holdup is that he may wait until his cabinet is confirmed, or at least until we have a Secretary of State. This is not going to be popular with the RINOs, and he needs Ryan, McCain, and Graham at this point.

    I saw an preview of his forthcoming interview with Sean Hannity where he talks about Islamic terrorism. I have no doubt that President Trump will deliver on this subject at the appropriate time.

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    • Ann Corcoran said

      I want to be clear to everyone, I was a Trump supporter from the very beginning, since I met him in May 2015 and told him about refugees. I have confidence in Trump, but not in the nest of globalists in Congress. So I see it as my responsibility to continue to push and I see it as your job to do the same on an issue that I see as more important than everything else facing this country—immigration/the hijra, in my view, has significance way beyond trade and jobs because once the demographics of America change there is no going back. Trump must know that he is/will get pressure from people like me, because surely he is getting it from the other side. Just because Trump is our guy doesn’t mean we shut up.

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      • dotsword said

        well said . . , — ”the squeaky wheel……” (lest we slide down the Priority List)

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        • Ann Corcoran said

          Thanks for ‘getting it’! Even if he is our guy we must continue to put pressure on the White House. Trump may not cave, but you can bet the RINOs will want to and are likely at this minute pressuring him already. We are essentially giving Trump support by demanding more!

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  16. futuret said

    I COULD BE WRONG, BUT ANN, SURPRISE, SURPRISE, SURPRISE. DO YOU NOT REALIZE THAT TRUMP MAY NOT CARE OR GIVE A DAMN ABOUT YOU OR ME ON THIS MATTER. HE HAS A TRUMP TOWER IN TURKEY, AND DUBAI, DOES THAT NOT CLUE YOU IN ON THINGS??? FIRST OF ALL IF HE WANTS TO BRING AMERICAN JOBS BACK HOME, IT BEGINS WITH HIM FIRST (NUMBER ONE), HE SHOULD NOT HAVE ANY BUSINESS INVESTMENTS FOREIGN IN NATURE. IF HE WANTS TO BRINGS AMERICAN JOBS BACK HOME, THEN HE SHOULD SELL ALL AND I MEAN ALL OF HIS BUSINESS INVESTMENTS THAT ARE NOT IN THE UNITED STATES, AND WITH THAT FORTUNE GIVE THAT TO HIS SONS DONALD AND ERIC TO OPEN UP COMPANIES HERE AND HIRE STRICTLY AMERICAN. ANY ONE WHO IS RUNNING FOR CITY COUNCIL ALL THE WAY UP TO THE PRESIDENCY, SHOULD NOT HAVE ANY TIES TO FOREIGN LANDS ON A BUSINESS BASIS OR SHOULD HAVE ANY BUSINESSES THERE. TOO MUCH GREED AND CORRUPTION IS THE PROBLEM. HE STILL KEEPS BUSINESSES IN FOREIGN LANDS, WHICH I COULD UNDERSTAND IMPEACHMENT, ALTHOUGH WITH OUR DECAYED SOCIETY, IT WOULD NOT DO MUCH GOOD.

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    • give me a break, sell a 14 billion dollar business. indeed you are totally clueless. he can legally keep what ever he wants. money received at the trump property (old train station) in dc from foreigners will be donated to charities (not the clinton foundation) Trump and many of his cabinet picks are not taking a salary. they are doing it for the country before it goes down he liberal sewer. where was your concerns when hillary was taking “donations” from over 50% of foreigners entering her office? just because she was “broke” when she left and looted the white house the idea of not being not being corrupt is foreign to a little liberal minds. so sad!

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    • hatterasman said

      There is a huge difference between a businessman owning hotels and condos around the world, and US companies moving their manufacturing, tech support, and call centers outside of the country to avoid paying decent wages and benefits.

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